Timothée Chalamet

Born: December 27, 1995

Timothée Chalamet is an American actor recognized for his compelling performances and striking screen presence. Rising rapidly to fame in the late 2010s, Chalamet has become one of the most sought-after young actors in Hollywood, known for his work in both independent films and major studio productions.

Family and Early Life:

Timothée Hal Chalamet was born on December 27, 1995, in New York City. He is the son of Nicole Flender, a real estate broker and former Broadway dancer, and Marc Chalamet, an editor for UNICEF. Chalamet has an older sister, Pauline, who is also an actress. He is of French descent through his father and speaks fluent French, spending summers in France with his paternal grandparents. Chalamet attended LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York City, where he developed a passion for acting and performed in school productions. He later studied at Columbia University for one year before transferring to NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study to accommodate his burgeoning acting career.

Early Acting Career:

Chalamet’s early career included appearances in commercials and minor roles in television series such as “Law & Order” and “Homeland.” He made his film debut with a supporting role in “Men, Women & Children” (2014) and appeared in Christopher Nolan’s science fiction epic “Interstellar” (2014) as the young version of Casey Affleck’s character.

Breakthrough and Rise to Fame:

Chalamet’s breakthrough role came in 2017 with Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me by Your Name,” in which he played Elio Perlman, a precocious teenager who falls in love with an older graduate student played by Armie Hammer. His performance received widespread critical acclaim and earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor, making him one of the youngest nominees in the category’s history.

Continued Success:

Following his breakout role, Chalamet starred in several critically acclaimed films. In 2018, he played a supporting role in Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” and portrayed a drug-addicted teenager in “Beautiful Boy” alongside Steve Carell, earning a BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations for the latter. Chalamet continued to showcase his versatility with roles in films such as “The King” (2019), “Little Women” (2019), where he worked with Greta Gerwig again, and Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch” (2021).

Dune and Major Roles:

In 2021, Chalamet took on the lead role of Paul Atreides in Denis Villeneuve’s highly anticipated adaptation of “Dune.” The film was a commercial and critical success, further solidifying Chalamet’s status as a leading actor. His portrayal of the young noble navigating a complex and dangerous world earned him praise for his depth and charisma.

Awards and Recognition:

Throughout his career, Timothée Chalamet has received numerous awards and nominations, including an Academy Award nomination, BAFTA nominations, and Golden Globe nominations. He has been praised for his emotional depth, versatility, and dedication to his craft, making him a standout talent in his generation.

Personal Life:

Timothée Chalamet is known for keeping his personal life relatively private. He has been linked to several high-profile relationships, including with actress Lily-Rose Depp. Chalamet is known for his down-to-earth demeanor and strong connection to his family. He remains close to his French roots and often speaks about the influence of his multicultural background on his life and career.

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